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Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
Active Beers: 54
Beer Ratings: 272
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
2 East Pikes Peak Ave
phone: (719) 635-2800
(Place added by: RBorsato)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
A nice place in downtown Colorado Springs. The actual building has a warehouse / loft style appearance to it. The brewhouse is in the corner of the buiding behind some glass. The place was absolutely packed with what seemed to be an affluent crowd on a Sunday afternoon on GABF week. Phantom Canyon had nine beers on tap while we were there. I sampled three -- an IPA, a Stout, and the Oak Aged Pundie. The IPA was underwhelming, the stout was solid and the Pundie was the highlight. The menu looked upscale to me, my wife and I each ordered soup. The Smoked Gouda with Blond Ale soup was fantastic. The service from our waiter was absolutely horrible. He walked away twice while my wife and I were still talking to him, never wrote down anything, wasn't going to bring our daughters dessert and was just generally an ass. The bartender was cool and I talked beer with him a little, he made up somewhat for the waiter. There are bunches of shirts and glasses for sale in the front. If you are in Colorado Springs, check it out.
10-21-2006 19:12:43 |
More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2 | $$$
I've been to Phantom Canyon twice now, once last winter, and then again this weekend. Phantom Canyon is the sister of Wynkoop in Denver, and features the same recipe for the Phantom Canyon Railyard Ale as Wynkoop uses for its Railyard Ale (which is now being distributed in cans).
The quality of beer here is mediocre. They have a number of below average brews that are constantly on tap (an IPA, an Amber, a blonde, a Peated Porter, the Railyard Ale, and a Hefeweissen), and then 3 - 4 tappers with special one time only brews, which were actually pretty damn good this weekend (a Pumpkin Ale, a Breakfast Stout and a Belgian Dark Ale).
Service here was great both times, and the atmosphere is just right for grabbing a beer with friends and having a bite.
Problem is just that their beer and their food are both mediocre, and for the price you can get better beer in pints and growlers down the street at Bristol.
10-24-2010 19:08:04 |
More by codewarrior
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Went in on a Friday afternoon about 530PM, not to crowded for a Friday afternoon crowd. Seated right away at the bar area. Server was nice and never let us down on the beer. Atmosphere was a college, after work type crowd.I ordered the 22oz porterhouse which was really good. I also ordered up 2 beers which ranged from good to average. The beers were very well priced at $2.50 a pint! The selection was a out 20 beers ranging from porter, blueberry ale, IPA, amber, hefe, cream ale, stout and several more. Pretty good trip and better than my last trip almost 2 years ago.
08-29-2009 01:41:43 |
More by barleywinefiend
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Kind of a neat place, massive in size, was actually here for a wedding. Coolest wedding location I've ever been to! This building obviously had some warehouse aspect to it. Big open ceilings and floorplan, brick building, two stories. Great downtown location, beautiful backdrop of the mountains.
Beer was good, a little too much of the "everything tastes the same/made with similar yeast strain" aspect to it, but nothing I tried was garbage by any means. Seemed to be leaning heavily on the British style tradition rather than the American neuvo hop it up vibe.
Food was decent, standard pub fare, with a little bit of fish. But I guess that is standard British pub fare, so nevermind.
05-28-2010 18:46:00 |
More by Beerandraiderfan
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
I had lunch at Phantom Canyon earlier this week and was glad to have finally been able to make a visit there after all the good things I'd heard about it. The trip certainly proved to be enjoyable and worthwhile.
They were absolutely packed at lunch; it seems that half the people working in downtown Colorado Springs were stopping in. The pub's dining room shouts traditional brew pub, though it has some unique flashes--such as catchy artwork and a beautiful old bar in the center of the room. My service was prompt and friendly, and the menu, though filled with mostly standard pub grub, had some fun additions. My lamb burger was a great change of pace and really tasty.
And then the important thing: their beer. I'd had several of Phantom Canyon's brews at the Big Beers Festival in Vail and enjoyed them, though I believe that those were all seasonals. They had six or seven mainstay beers, including a cask smoked porter (very good) and a cask IPA (good, but nothing to write home about). They've also got an "Ask about our secret stash" sign up, which I did...they had a tasty oak-aged Scottish ale that I had a sample of. If I go back, I may try some of their other brews as well, but the porter and whatever the 'stash' is seem interesting and dependable.
For a traditional brewpub, this place has a few qualities that make it unique, and obviously the hometown crowd has adopted it as a local landmark. Next time I'm in the Springs, I'll be sure to stop in again to see what they've got on tap.
03-30-2006 20:41:12 |
More by benito
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped in for dinner back in May a few years ago and was excited at first to see the selection available. Unfortunately, a big selection sometimes means only average beer. And this was the case. I was happy they had a Kolsch on tap but after my first sip there was definitely something wrong. It had a distinct sour after-taste. Thinking maybe the Kolsch wasn't a big mover and it had gone bad in the keg, I ordered a pale ale next - a definite crowd favorite. Nope, same problem. Either they don't keep their beer lines clean or they have other, more serious problems keeping batches from spoiling. As for the food, it wasn't bad but I agree it tried to be a little more upscale than you would expect from a place like this. There's nothing wrong with a brewpub trying to be a little more fancy than your basic pub but the food quality didn't match the price. I have returned to the Springs a few times since and haven't had the urge to go back. It's too bad because it looks like it could really be a nice place. Just work on the beer and food.
06-11-2010 20:49:21 |
More by brewman63
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
A big warehouse meets old west saloon, downstairs is a gorgeous, large wooden bar back with stain glass and burled wood, very nice antique look. Paneled ceiling and other appointments, lots of open seating in one room, bar was pretty full. Upstairs is pool tables and other games, and some good looking graffiti inspired artwork.
Quality of the beers I guess was average. I had two, the dunklewiezen was weak, the cask IPA was pretty good.
Service was pretty good at the bar, staff was attentive and friendly, even got some local ski info from them.
Selection was fine, all the standard English brewpub beers, a few seasonals. Looks like they had a pretty extensive bar, lots of top-shelf booze. I noticed plenty of folks in the bar area not drinking beer in fact, do to the downtown location, I'm sure this is a popular hangout.
Food was good, except that the menu is on the smaller side and is not typical pub fare. They had some standards, but no burger! I got the house special mnt. trout ($14), very nice, but not what I was initially in the mood for.
03-11-2008 22:14:15 |
More by ccrida
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This is one of the better pubs in Colorado Springs. It is located right downtown on Cascade and Pikes Peak. Cool looking historical building.
The atmosphere is nice with a restraunt downstairs and a bar and pool tables on the upper level. They also have a quite room for private banquets which they do a nice job with. Their fajita buffet is delicious and costs only about $10 a guest. That also inludes a drink.
They have a good selection of you average bar foods as well.
Decent beer selection. Most are pretty mild in my opinion, but I'm hard to please in that area. The porter and IPA are probably their best ales.
I think beer is around five dollars a pint and goes down to $2.50 during happy hour. Nice place, but they need to expand their beer horizon's.
09-08-2008 22:38:55 |
More by rye726
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $
I went here with a friend who lives in the Springs as she had been here before and thought I would enjoy it. I tried 4 oz samplers of 5 of their beers and found them to be pretty good across the board. Surprisingly, they didn't charge me for the samples. I didn't try any of their food. We played pool for an hour and got a pint of the excellent hefe-weizen...all for just $6, and it wasn't even happy hour or at the discounted pool rates. The Triple was overwhelmingly yeasty and quite awful. Service was prompt and courteous. I would go here again.
09-12-2006 19:41:40 |
More by Mitchster
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
A - Very nice and open atmosphere with many great distractions. There's many nice pool tables as well as a private room for rent. The bar is large and seems to be always quite crowded.
Q - Quality is always exceptional. Brew is not always on-top of it's game but always palatable and never a drain pour. I've tried many for the brews and all seem just fine, none amazing and none poor.
S - Service has been hit or miss, as it typically is in most middle of the road restaurants.
S - Great selection menus are all full of options... There's always around 8 brews to choose from. Food menu is great too...
F - Always quality, not top notch, but always good.
A bit pricey, but a good stop if you're passing through town or comeing down from Pikes Peak.
05-27-2011 00:51:53 |
More by chugalug06
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